Auchenstroan Coloured Ryelands

We are Adrian and Nicole Doyle and this is our web site where we show our life on our small holding and showcase the products that we sell.

We are delighted to offer a range of handmade felted fleece rugs, also known as “sheep-friendly sheepskin rugs” and “vegetarian sheepskin rugs”. We also offer handmade felted fleece cushions.  These are made from the wool (not the sheepskin) from a both our own sheep and those of neighbouring farms.  No animal is harmed in the process.  You can buy them from our shop.  Please note, due to recent popularity of the rugs, we have struggled to keep up with demand so, if you find the shop empty, just read the shop updates to find out when new rugs will be added.

We also have copies of Adrian’s books “This Smallholding Life” (about the balance between time, money and work on a  modern smallholding ) and “Dogs Talk” (dogs talk about their lives and what made things better for them) available in our shop  (paperback – UK only) or via Amazon (paperback and ebook).

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Review for felted fleece rug - soft cream curls
thank you

Thank you for my beautiful rug, I am absolutely delighted with it!! It goes perfectly in my room and is so lovely and soft…

Review for Felted Cheviot fleece rug

Thank you so much for the rug, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Review for Felted fleece \"sheepskin\" rug - Cheviot hog fleece
A work of art!

This is the highest quality sheepskin I’ve ever seen. It’s a work of art, and we’re proud to have it in our home. I’m overjoyed to have finally found a beautiful cruelty-free option. Big thanks to you and the sheep, who are very cute.

Review for Felted fleece "sheepskin" rug

Bought for my vegetarian daughter’s birthday. It’s just beautiful. Much lighter weight than a skin so when the box arrived we thought it must be tiny. It was delightful opening up the packaging for the big reveal. You could tell a lot of care had been taken parcelling it up so it up.

Review for Handmade Felted Fleece Rug
Nicole's Rug in Luxembourg 🙂

I was looking for an ethical “sheep skin” rug and happily found Nicole and Adrian’s website. Nicole chose for us a beautiful fleece from her sheep which went into the production of our first rug. My family loves it, including the little touches that came with our package too. Nicole and Adrian are wonderful and they put love and care into everything they do. Thank you for this very special rug, we will cherish for many years to come!

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